November 3, 1970 ~ August 25, 2020

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Raymond Lewis Wright, Jr., 49. of Pueblo, Colo., passed away August 25, 2020. Raymond was the youngest person to graduate high school straight to United States Army flight school. A long and meritorious military career saw him become a CW2 flying Blackhawk Helicopters. He flew the skies all over the United States and multiple tours in Korea. His reach far exceeded just combat applications. He flew multiple search and rescue operations and firefighting missions assisting the Forest Service and Law enforcement agencies, along with assisting the DEA with drug enforcement operations along our border. Throughout his travels he would gain the hearts of his fellow servicemembers to the point that they truly became brothers and sisters not just “in Arms” but heart. He served his country from 1991 -2000.
Raymond was a jack of all trades and a successful entrepreneur starting and running multiple businesses over the last 20 years. He made a lifestyle out of Pueblo’s big car culture. From racing at the track to wrecking more cars than you care to know, in every demolition derby in the state. For 13 years he was everything derby until an injury took him from the sport he loved. So instead of destroying them he became a means of resurrection, creating custom cars (Wright Wrats). With his unique vision he created cars no one had ever dreamed of. With his love for the different, from lifted hearses with flames to panel vans with a military flare, he became a fixture at all the local car shows. If you didn’t know him from his cars you could still pick him out anywhere sporting the fashion(camo) of his favorite pastimes Hunting, fishing and camping.
Ray Jr’s passion for life shined bright in his love of his family and friends. He would never miss an opportunity to be with them. From just hanging out to being there to lend a hand with whatever needed to be done, he was there. Never failing to be a source of strength and support to his parents, stopping by or calling daily making sure they were always taken care of. He was a role model and inspiration and best friend to his little brother throughout their lives, never being far apart, to the point he swore his brother into service, and they followed each other around the world and eventually setting his brother up with his wife. He continued to share his inspiration by being a hero to his nephews. Life continued to grow for him bringing the love of his life into place, giving him a family of his own. Arm and arm they would be found everywhere sharing his passions together. But he still wasn’t done loving yet, when a young man he thought of as a son gave him two glorious granddaughters to share life with. From Disney to building them their very own full-size clubhouse in his backyard, they were never very far from him and held his whole heart. He will leave a hole in the hearts of all those that knew him.

Survived by parents, Raymond & Irene Wright. Brother, Jason (Linda) Wright and the love of his life, Jennifer Krueger. Children: Aaron (Nikki)/Briana. Grandchildren: Aubree and Alexandria. Nieces/Nephews: Big Justin (Kayla), Grace (John), Scotty and Little Justin. Great Nieces: Brielle and Everlei (arriving soon). Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A private family viewing will be held at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors.
There will be a Celebration of Life at the Family Barn located at 651 W Calle De Caballos, Pueblo West , CO 81007, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, @ 6 p.m. As a memorial to Raymond’s flare for fashion please wear camo (if you have some) but all are welcome regardless.
Please let your presence be your gift. Love and support is truly what is needed.
He will gain yet another pair of wings on Friday, September 4, 2020, as he is laid to rest with his brothers and sisters in arms at Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs.
We wish for you the best of this world
Blue Skies      Green Grass       Cool Water
He will live on in our hearts and minds forever… Gone but never forgotten!!!

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  1. Ray & Irene,

    So sorry to hear about Ray , its hard to loose a son or daughter. To have them go before you.

    Our prayers go out to both of you. When it rains, it will be teardrops from Heaven. God Bless and Take care.

    Always Gary&Rose

  2. Ray, I’m so sad to hear this world has lost you. We were friends for many years. The sky is a little less blue. The sun a little less warm. But I know you are still watching over us all. My condolences to your family, and all of those closest to you…..

  3. CandleImageRaybSr. and Irene , I’m so sorry for your loss ! He was a amazing person, I’ve known him from the day you brought home to the man he was ! I always looked forward to seeing him ! Always full of life and fun to be around ! There never the right words but I know he is in the Lords Jesus Christ hands now ! And he will be taken care of !!!!! Love you all FAMILY !

  4. Raymond & Irene
    On behalf of the Harold Wright Families, Im sending our deepest condolences at the loss of Raymond Jr. May God comfort you all! And we will keep both of you and your family in our prayers!
    Sincerely
    Edith Wright. Linda Turner.
    Faye Mills. Nancy Seibert.

  5. CandleImageRaySr and Irene and family sorry to hear about your loss. RayJr was like a brother to me. I’ll always remember the great times we had. Rest in peace

  6. Irene and Ray, so sorry for your loss. Ray Jr was always kind and considerate when he stopped at work to see his Mom.

  7. CandleImageMr. & Mrs. Wright and family

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ray will always hold a special place in my heart because he was also part of our family. I have some very great memories I will cherish forever with him and my brother. My prayers to family.

  8. Dear Irene, Ray, Jason & Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. May God Bless you all and comfort you during this sad time. Peace & Prayers be with you all. Terry & Rick

  9. I am so sad to hear about your passing. I just saw you. I always enjoyed talking to you. You always made me laugh. My prayers to your family and God rest your soul Ray. You had an interesting life. My dad was always proud to say what your acomplishments were in the military.

  10. CandleImageHeaven’ door has opened to welcome home an angel, that did touch the lives of others. May you Rest In Peace and may you know you were loved.

  11. My heart is saddened by the loss of Ray! He was one of a kind! So many memories so much to say!!! Sending all my love to Irene and Ray Sr., and the rest of the family!!!

  12. CandleImageRay you were like our other son watching you grow and succeed was awesome ! Your love for our family will always be cherished ! Rest In Peace our dear Ray-Ray

  13. CandleImageThoughts and prayers to Ray’s family and friends. It’s been a long time since our time at Somerlid and Freed, living in the trailer park, and spending time at the playground. I remember back in the day, when your Dad showed us how to make arrowheads. Such a long time ago, RIP my friend and GB!

  14. CandleImageYou have been part of my heart for over 16 yrs. I will never forget when we first actually became friends and that yellow shirt you always wore! My heart is sad cause I can not see, talk or hug you. But I know you will always be mine and so many others loving and kind and strong ANGEL. I love you always Ray and never forget you

  15. CandleImageRay, unfortunately I did not get to know of your innumerable endeavors after high school, but I’ll always remember how you (and I) received awards for having perfect attendance from 6th-12th grade. You have rightfully (and deservedly) gained your wings, and so many people here will now (and forever) have better lives because of you. Rest easy, my friend.

  16. CandleImageRest In Peace. Fly high with the Angels Ray. Will be missed but never forgotten. The Neighbood will not be the same without you. Will miss all the creative cars. The Millet Family.

  17. CandleImageRest in paradise. I will always remember your little onry snear since the 5th grade. Glad you were part of my school years. May God bless and bring comfort to Ray’s family and friends.

    • CandleImageRaySr and Irene, I’m truly sorry for your loss. He was a great friend and like a brother to me. Rest in peace

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